News, thoughts, and ramblings from the minds behind Memphis Made Brewing Co.
The Cooper-Young Business Association and neighborhood businesses are joining the Cooper-Young Community Association and Memphis Made Brewing Co. to make June’s Pick Up For A Pint the biggest one yet.
Pick Up For A Pint is a monthly neighborhood trash pick up with a pint of beer as the reward. It’s normally the third Saturday of each month starting around 12:30.
This month, the pick up will start earlier, have a wider reach, and will have a goodie bag with rewards from neighborhood businesses.
Here are the steps for the pick up on Saturday, June 17:
1. 8:30-10 a.m. - Show up at Memphis Made and grab a trash grabber, a bag, and gloves that we’ll provide. We will have coffee and doughnuts while they last!
2. Pick up a map and area of concentration for your group, (there’s power in numbers) and go fill your bags up with litter!
3. Come back, drop your trash, and pick up your goodie bag that contains coupons and discounts for all the stores and breweries sponsoring the event.
4. Go shopping and support local and, for all of you over 21, enjoy a free pint from Memphis Made, Cooper House Project, and a $3 pint from Hammer and Ale (while supplies last).
The community sponsors for this pick up are Memphis Made, Cooper House Project, Hammer and Ale, 901 Toys, 901 Comics, Mo’Bay Beignet Co., Ounce of Hope, Goner Records, Burkes Books, Cooper-Young Gallery and Gift Shop, Celtic Crossing, and Memphis Fitness Kickboxing.
Memphis Made is getting strange in May.
That’s because we’re participating in Strangewaze Wednesdays, a weekly happy hour in the Edge District.
Every Wednesday in the month will feature free food, cocktails, live music, and more. It runs from 5-7 p.m.
Memphis Made will be a part of this each week, featuring a new beer, Strangewaze, brewed just for it.
Strangewaze is a strange pale ale brewed with orange peel and spice. It’s a refreshing beer that clocks in at 5.4 percent ABV.
We’ll be set up in the parking lot of Orleans Station at 694 Madison Ave. There are additional happenings across the street at Triangle Park.
There are rotating food options each week, including Smoke & Ice, Sabor Caribe, Stickem, Rock N’ Dough, Vodoo Café, Fry Guy, Kayes Pints and Scoops, and Fresh Truck Coffee. Bands at Orleans Station include Screamer, KJ Mgmt and Doc Todd, 40 Watt Moon, and Raneem Imam. Triangle park will have DJs such as DJ Bizzle Bluebland, DJ Ayo Tunez, DJ Travi$, DJ Nico, and DJ Rhinestonee.
Axe & Chill have its truck at the festival each week, offering free axe throwing.
In the spring, everyone’s thoughts turn to lighter and hoppier beers.
That’s why we’ve released our two springtime sesaonals: Dockside and Prince Mango.
Here’s what you need to know:
Dockside (5.5 percent ABV)
This smooth wheat ale with late addition hops is a springtime beer for warmer weather. Its light color and medium body is perfect for coming out of hibernation into the sunshine. Dockside contains hints of lemon and orange from the Mandarina Bavaria hops and the smooth wheat malt, making this the go-to beer for spring.
Prince Mango (6.3 percent ABV)
This Zambodian IPA is adorned with traditional flavors and aromas of frickle pear, pink zorbel berries, and overripe glorbos. Flavors like this can only come from unearthly sources, or maybe it's the addition of way too much hops and real mango. It's fruit for-ward, hoppy and delicious. You'll feel its hazy effects as it takes you to another world and back.
Look for these beers in our taproom and around town wherever good beer is sold.
We’ve looked into our crystal ball and seen your future: HOPS.
That’s because this year's HOPPED beer festival will be Saturday, April 22 from noon until 10 p.m.
We'll have a bunch of limited-run hoppy ales release throughout the day and much, much more.
As we’ve done for the past seven years, the first 100 customers will receive a HOPPED 2023 glass.
This year’s glass features some art from Sara Moseley, who also designed this year’s futuristic poster.
The Turnstyles will kick off the live music at 1 p.m., followed by The Late Greats at 3 p.m.
Gourmade and Dim Sum will have their food trucks parked in our brewery lot during the festival.
Board to Beers will have their new pop-up truck on site with a wide variety of board and table games.
Check our social media for updates and we hope to see you that Saturday to enjoy a day full of hoppy beer.
With cold weather hanging around, we're releasing some seasonal dark beers to help keep you warm: Dunkel Phil and Drew's Day Off.
Here's some descriptions so you know what to expect from these beers:
Drew's Day Off (6.1 percent ABV)
While Drew was out of town, we decided to re-brew our oatmeal stout recipe. This silky smooth stout is everything you ever wanted in a stout. A heavy body wraps you up for the colder months, while hints of chocolate and dried cherries put a smile on your face.
Dunkel Phil (5.6 percent ABV)
Now this is a story all about how Memphis Made brewed a beer with wheat and Munich barley, and I’d like to take a minute, just sit right there and I’ll tell you all about how we came up with this beer called Dunkel Phil.
Chillin' out, maxing, relaxing all cool you get a Hefe and a Dunkel shootin' some flavor inside this brew (givin' you a lil' caramel a lil clove and maybe even a lil' banana). But at 5.6% you won’t be the one making trouble in the neighborhood. No lil' fights and no scaring your mom and no moving in with your auntie and Dunkel Phil in Bel Air.
These seasonals won't be around for long, so look for them in our taproom and wherever good beer is sold.